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Vince Vaughn defends movie’s anti-gay joke: “Comedy and joking about our differences breaks tension and brings us together.”

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The Ron Howard-directed comedy The Dilemma does not come out until January but it is already is generating plenty of publicity – and controversy – because of the following lines uttered by star Vince Vaughn in a workplace scene: “Electric cars are gay.” He goes on to make clear that he doesn’t mean “homosexual, gay, but, you know, my parents are chaperoning the dance, gay.”

GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) wants the line removed from the film because “it plays on the sorts of stereotypes that give license to bullies and should be taken out.”

Vaughn told Deadline Hollywood today: “Let me add my voice of support to the people outraged by the bullying and persecution of people for their differences, whatever those differences may be. Comedy and joking about our differences breaks tension and brings us together. Drawing dividing lines over what we can and cannot joke about does exactly that; it divides us. Most importantly, where does it stop.”

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  1. I am so sick of hearing people try to rationalise the use of “gay” as an insult. It angers me even more when they make the distinction that it’s “not homosexual, gay, but, you know, my parents are chaperoning the dance, gay.” They are the exact same insult, used in the exact same way!

    People shouldn’t try to legitimize it. It’s a parallel to using the N word, or another racial slur. It’s not okay, and it it offensive and hurtful. It doesn’t “break tension and bring us together” it is a direct attack on who we are.

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